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Wake your Mac with the eject button to eject stubborn discs
Authored by: mgrif on Mar 10, '04 01:31:03AM

I have also had problems ejecting disks in my Pioneer 106D when left in the drive for a short period of time, even before my 800MHz eMac to goes to sleep.

After trying all of the methods outlined above, I came across a hint on the Apple support site at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=51008

Putting my eMac to sleep via the Apple menu and pressing the eject button to wake it works every time, and is by far the quickest solution I've tried.

A more serious side effect I've encountered regarding the 106D 'sleep' problem is my computer crashing when booted from Panther Disk 1. If I don't reboot after fixing permissions I have to hold in the power button to restart. The drive likes to spin down after about 20 seconds and if I don't get it to spin up every few minutes I get a black screen. When I try to create a .dmg of my boot volume (5 GB) it also crashes. I have worked around this by using Carbon Copy Cloner but I'd still like to find a real solution.



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